|Born||August 31, 1903|
Pagosa Springs, Colorado, U.S.
|Died||November 25, 1982 (aged 79)|
Chatsworth, California, U.S.
|Family||Fred Harman (brother)|
Walker Harman (brother)
In 1939, Harman created his masterpiece, Peace on Earth, a downbeat morality tale about two squirrels discovering the evils of humanity, which was nominated for an Oscar. The following year, Ising produced William Hanna and Joseph Barbera's first cartoon, Puss Gets the Boot, a cartoon featuring characters later known as Tom and Jerry. In 1941, Harman left MGM and formed a new studio with Disney veteran Mel Shaw. The two took over Ub Iwerks' old studio in Beverly Hills, California, where they created training films for the Army.
- Barrier, Michael. "Hugh Harman, An Interview". michaelbarrier.com. Retrieved 13 June 2019.
The Warner Bros. and MGM studios owed their existence to Harman and Ising.